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Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture

AIDS Action Committee

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Take matters into your own hands, 1995

Playing with the idea of taking matters into your own hands, this poster suggestively informed men to protect themselves—by masturbating. With advertisements like this, the AAC promoted safer sex as erotic and enjoyable in an attempt to make it more popular.

  • Publisher(s):
    AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts
  • Type:
    Poster
Black poster with yellow and white lettering, illustrated with a single image of a photographed  hand on the verge of being clenched into a fist to grab something.
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  • Black poster with yellow and white lettering, illustrated with a single image of a photographed  hand on the verge of being clenched into a fist to grab something.
  • Photograph of a man wearing a vest and a t-shirt and holding in his left hand an unopened condom.  Text appears on the left-hand side.
  • Photograph of a man, his arms crossed before him, facing the camera. Text appears on the left-hand side of the poster.